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This year, I am really focusing on making my health & fitness a priority in my life. Toward the end of last year, I sprained a leg muscle and that injury kept me out of the gym for months! Now that my leg has healed (almost fully), I am really trying to get back in the gym regularly and make smarter food choices! That includes reducing the sugar content in my diet and Truvia® Natural Sweetener Spoonable really helps me do just that! I can eliminate the sugar in my recipes, but still enjoy all my favorite dishes, even the sweet ones!

It’s amazing what a big difference a few simple steps can make! In addition to incorporating Truvia® Natural Sweetener Spoonable into my recipes, I am also making a concerted effort to drink more water. I always have water infused with fruits & herbs by my side throughout the day- it encourages me to drink more! Another simple step I am taking is to get out and walk more. Even 30 minutes of brisk walking per day is enough to get the muscles moving! I’m also trying to make sure I get adequate sleep at night by going to bed earlier in the evening. These are all really basic measures that can make a huge, positive impact on one’s health over time.

Here’s a sneak peek at my finished recipe!

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

I’m so excited to share with you all my delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe for Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs! It’s totally delicious and can be conveniently made in the slow cooker! Best of all, rather than any added sugars, this recipe incorporates Truvia® Natural Sweetener Spoonable, which is a zero-calorie, stevia-based sweetener. I am absolutely loving the Truvia® Spoonable because it’s so versatile and can be used in both sweet & savory dishes! You can find so many delicious recipes that incorporate Truvia Spoonable here. The taste is quite delicious and I can easily replace the sugar in my recipes with Truvia Spoonable! One packet of Truvia Natural Sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar, so it’s the perfect product if you’re looking for ways to reduce calories or reduce sugar in your diet!

Now, here’s the recipe!

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs
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1613 calories
225 g
512 g
43 g
75 g
15 g
917 g
4683 g
117 g
2 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1613
Calories from Fat 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g
Saturated Fat 15g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 512mg
Sodium 4683mg
Total Carbohydrates 225g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 117g
Protein 75g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For meatballs
  1. 1/2 pound ground beef
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic, diced
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano
  6. 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  7. 1 cup breadcrumbs
For the sauce
  1. 2/3 cup Truvia® Natural Sweetener Spoonable
  2. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  3. 3 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  4. 2 tsp. hot sauce
  5. 2 tbsp. corn starch
  6. 1/4 cup ketchup
  7. 1/2 cup water
  1. 1. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. 2. Form the mixture into small bowls. Place at the bottom of a greased slow cooker.
  3. 3. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Whisk thoroughly.
  4. 4. Top the meatballs with the sauce.
  5. 5. Set the slow cooker to cook on High for 4 hours.
  6. 6. Serve warm.
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Here are all the ingredients required to make the sauce!

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

I whisked the mixture vigorously to get the sauce really smooth.
Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Sauce

*TIP: When forming the meatballs, I find that if I wet my hands with some water, it really helps to form nice, round meatballs, while preventing the meat mixture from sticking to my hands.
Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

I love that I can throw these meatballs in the slow cooker and then come back hours later to a tasty, wholesome meal! The meatballs were full of flavor and the sauce was absolutely delectable! It’s so easy to cut down on sugar intake when you incorporate Truvia® Natural Sweetener Spoonable into your everyday dishes!
Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

If you like your sauce extra spicy, feel free to use more hot sauce! Prefer it more mild? Use half of the hot sauce!
Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Paired with a nice salad, these meatballs make a really nutritious, balanced lunch!
Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

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Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs

In addition to the Truvia Natural Sweetener Spoonable, you can also sweeten your recipes with Truvia Packets, Truvia Brown Sugar Blend and Truvia Baking Blend. Want a free sample of Truvia Natural Sweetener? Visit this link here to request your free sample.

Before you head to the store to find Truvia Spoonable, be sure to grab this awesome coupon here! With this coupon, you can SAVE $1.50 on any ONE (1) package of Truvía Natural Sweetener (excluding 7 ct.), Truvía Baking Blend or Truvía Brown Sugar blend. Find Truvia Spoonable in the baking aisle of your local Walmart store!

Finding Truvia Spoonable at Walmart

Finding Truvia Spoonable at Walmart

Want to see more great recipes that include Truvia Spoonable? Check out this link here and tell me: Have you ever tried Truvia Spoonable? Are you trying to reduce the sugar content of your recipes?

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29 Responses to “Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs”

  1. I love slow cooking and saucy foods. It’s awesome how much difference these little things can make.

  2. Those Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs look so yummy! I love meatballs but oddly enough, I don’t make them that often. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out soon <3

  3. Delicious, I love to cook and eat meatballs because they are so easy to make and you can make different variety of it. Love the sweet and spicy combination 🙂

  4. These meatballs look delicious. I had switched over to Truvia from Splenda over a year ago. I use it to sweeten all of my hot and cold drinks.

  5. I am all for slow cooker recipes that are delicious. This one sounds like it fits that description well. Thanks for the recipe. We’ll be sure to try it.

  6. Those flavors sound delicious. I’d love to try these meatballs with a few different recipes.

  7. Meatballs is one of my favorite but this one is different I’m sure I would love what it taste. I’m gonna try it.

  8. My hubs loves meatballs and I’ve been looking for more slow cooker recipes. I think I know what I’m making next week!

  9. Those meatballs sound delicious. I’ve never made any in the crockpot before, but what a great idea for a meal ready when you have a busy day! #client

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes it’s perfect for those days when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen! So delicious and so convenient!!

  10. These are a few of my favorite things…

    Seriously. Love meatballs and I love my slowcooker (but definitely need more recipes for it, so thanks for this!) I might even make these meatballs for Superbowl Sunday! 😀

  11. That looks so delicious and so easy to make. I need to get a slow cooker here. I left mine back in the States when we moved back to Indonesia 😀

  12. I like sweet and spicy, but not everyone in my family does. I might have to try these soon to see what they think!

  13. Well those just look amazing! I love that it incorporates the truvia. I use it in my coffee because we all know how many calories sugar is and I remember making the switch to stevia and seeing how many inches I lost around my waist. I love meatballs!

  14. Wow, in all my days I have never thought of using Truvia or any artificial sweeteners for anything other than my coffee an tea. Thanks for opening my eyes 🙂

  15. I love meatballs. I would surely love the sweet and spicy flavor of the meat balls.

  16. Ih my God. These sound amazing! My children like meatballs too so I’ll have to try them on these.

  17. This looks like such a yummy recipe, I love anything I can make in a slow cooker. I have never cooked with or used truvia, will have to try it!

  18. Oh my yum! These meatballs look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  19. I love Truvia! This looks amazing. I have never made meatballs for the slow cooker. I can’t wait to try this one out!

  20. Love everything healthy, sweet and a little spicy! This one definitely is a must try for me. Thank you for sharing the recipe here. The first photo had me all drooling! lol!

  21. Yummm… this look so good and I can’t wait to try this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!

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